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Published on the occasion of Fabricate 2017: International Peer Reviewed Conference, April 2017
Fabricate: Rethinking Design and Construction
Edited by Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn and Marilena Skavara
An entirely new essay collection that brings together pioneers in design within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation to explore the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century. Discussion on key themes include: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales, the difficult gap that exists between digital modelling and its realization, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts. Featuring cutting-edge built work from both academia and practice. Published in conjunction with University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture.
Editors: Achim Menges teaches at the University of Stuttgart, where he is director of the Institute for Computational Design. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, notably, Advancing Wood Architecture: A Computational Approach (Routledge 2016). Bob Sheil is director of The Bartlett School of Architecture. He has authored and edited numerous publications, notably, the earlier editions of Fabricate as well as Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture (Riverside Architectural Press 2017). Ruairi Glynn practices as an installation artist and directs the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. He has exhibited internationally with recent shows at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the National Art Museum of China Beijing, and the Tate Modern, London. Marilena Skavara is a London based architect. Her project ‘Adaptive fa[ca]de’ was exhibited at ‘Digital Hinterlands’ exhibition in London in fall 2009 and published in ‘Passages Through Hinterlands’ book which featured projects of leading graduates and young practices.
Riverside Architectural Press (04/2017) 304 pp. col. throughout 9.5 x 9.5 in softcover 9781988366111 $49.95 Can. $49.95 U.S.
Worldmaking as Techné: Participatory Art, Music, and Architecture
Edited by Alberto de Campo, Mark-David Hosale and Sana Murrani
This collection of essays and projects outlines a practice that challenges the World and how it could be through a kind of future-making, and/or other world making by creating alternate realties as artworks that are simultaneously ontological propositions. In simplified terms the concept of techné is concerned with the art and craft of making - in particular a kind of practice that embodies the enactment of theoretical approach that helps determine the significance of the work, how it was made, and why. By positioning worldmaking as a kind of techné, the authors seek to create a discourse of art making as an enframing of the world that results in the expression of ontological propositions through the creation of art-worlds. The volume focuses on the involvement of the techné of worldmaking in participatory art practice. Such practice can be found in all areas of art, particularly: interactive, generative, and prosthetic art, architecture, and music practices that depend for their vitality and development on the participation of their observers. Organized into four sections (po(i)etic, machinic, cybernetic, and ethic), the book explores the aesthetics, systems, methods, and ontological underpinnings of a worldmaking based practice. Each section contains historical texts alongside new texts, each carefully chosen to highlight the integration of theory and practice in approach. While the foundation of this worldmaking is deeply philosophical and rigorous, there is a need to connect this work to the World of our everyday experience. As we contemplate issues of why we might want to make a world, we are confronted with the responsibilities of making the world as well. The catalyst for the book was the panel discussion, The Volatility and Stability of Worldmaking as Techné, at the 2011 conference of the Inter-Society of Electronic Arts (ISEA).
Editors: Alberto de Campo is a composer and performer and teaches Generative Art/Computational Art at the University for the Arts, Berlin. Mark-David Hosale is a media artist and composer and Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Fine Arts Faculty of York University, Toronto. Sana Murrani is an experimental architect and Lecturer in Architecture at Plymouth University (UK).
Riverside Architectural Press (04/2017) 300 pp col. throughout 9 x 8.25 in softcover 9781988366098 $29.95 Can. $29.95 U.S.
Drawing Futures: Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture
Edited by Laura Allen and Luke Caspar Pearson
This compendium of projects, writings and interviews focuses on how the field of drawing expands synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for designers, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. In reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces allowing hitherto unprecedented views of the world, the changing status of the drawing and its representation as a political act demands a platform for reflection and innovation. Drawing Futures critically reassess the act of drawing and where its future may lie. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the book discusses how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas. Drawings seduce, and the drawings in this book are tantalising evidence of this. Yet the aim of Drawing Futures is to illustrate how drawing works as an abundantly rich, diverse, inventive, critical and serious research domain. In this regard, it is a ground-breaking study of the point and promise of drawing; a first of its kind, which both explores the microscopic detail of the craft and envisions the radical possibilities inherent in its expression. The academics, artists and architects whose work lies within conceive of drawing as a rigorous, liberating form of expression. Their contributions work together as a manifesto for the future of an artform that is capable of both utter simplicity and infinite complexity. Published to accompany the international conference of the same name held at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (United Kingdom) in November 2016.
Laura Allen is Professor of Architecture and Augmented Landscapes at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and cofounder of the design practice, Smout Allen. Luke Caspar Pearson is a designer and teacher at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and founding partner of You+Pea, a design research practice.
Riverside Architectural Press (12/2016) 288 pp ill. throughout 10 x 9.5 in softcover 9781988366043 $34.99 Can. $34.99 U.S.
The descriptive Next Generation underlines the guiding principle behind the firms chosen for this fourth installment in the series : the majority of practices are less than five years old, and more than half of them have only been in existence for two or three years. The firms included in this edition, with a few exceptions, collectively represent the youngest firms in the four iterations of Twenty + Change. Selected by a curatorial committee from more than 160 submissions, these projects by thirteen organizations engage the public realm in meaningful ways, posit new models for collective living and urban infill, advance the role of sustainability and vernacular craft, and explore opportunities for speculative and self-initiated commissions. Project descriptions and original essays by noted architectural critics, educators, and practitioners are accompanied by numerous colour plates. Published to accompany an original exhibition at Toronto's Urbanspace Gallery from November 20, 2015 through February 6, 2016, the book operates as both exhibition catalogue and independent publication. Featuring the following design practices: Architects Luc Bouliane (Toronto), Architecture Microclimat (Montreal), Atelier Barda (Montreal), Batay-Csorba Architects (Toronto), Ja Architecture Studio (Toronto), Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio (Vancouver), Peter Sampson Architecture Studio (Winnipeg), Polymétis, (Toronto), Quinlan Osborne Design (Montreal), Scott & Scott Architects, (Vancouver), UUfie (Toronto), Woodford/Sheppard Architecture (St. John’s), WORK/SHOP (Winnipeg).
Twenty + Change: Next Generation, Emerging Canadian Design Practices
Edited by Heather Dubbeldam
With contributions from Alex Bozikovic and Steve DiPasquale
Heather Dubbeldam is the principal of DUBBELDAM Architecture + Design (Toronto) and author and co-author of several architecture and design books including the three earlier publications in the Twenty + Change series. Alex Bozikovic is the architecture critic for The Globe and Mail. His work has appeared in publications such as Azure, Frame, Architectural Record, Dwell and Spacing. Steve DiPasquale is an architect at HCMA Architecture + Design (Vancouver) and the founder and principal of Operative Agency, a spatial-political research think tank.
Riverside Architectural Press (12/2015) 96 pp 80 col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover 9781926724737 $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke, Phil Ayres and Paul Nicholas
The Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) is an innovative research environment exploring the emergent intersections between architecture and digital technologies. This thoroughly illustrated book documents over 40 projects, events and research collaborations conducted between 2005 and 2014 by CITA. Through individual project descriptions accompanied by photographic documentation and design drawings, CITA works provides readers with insights into the design-led practice-based architectural research which queries how computation challenges the way we think, design and build architecture. With essays by Professor Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen (Head of CITA), and Dr. Jane Burry (Head of the Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory, RMIT) the work is contextualized within the field of digital architectural design practice. These essays also identify the emerging questions and maturing methods that continue to inform CITA's research within this territory. CITA works marks the first 10 years of our research effort and acknowledges the institutions, practices, companies and individuals that have participated, contributed and collaborated with us along the way. CITA is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mette Ramsgard Thomsen founded CITA in 2005. Martin Tamke joined CITA in 2006 and has shaped its design based research practice. Phil Ayres joined CITA in 2009 after teaching at London's Bartlett School of Architecture. Paul Nicholas joined CITA in 2011 and is author of Designing Material / Materialising Design (Riverside Architectural Press).
Riverside Architectural Press (09/2015) 220 pp 180 ill. (125 col.) 10 x 10 x 2 in hardcover (with dustjacket) 9781926724720 $49.95 Can. $55.00 U.S.
ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Editors: David Gerber, Alvin Huang, Jose Sanchez
The Proceedings of the ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY international conference contains the peer-reviewed research papers presented at the 34th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. Presentations by keynote speakers and ACADIA Award recipients are also included. DESIGN AGENCY brings together a spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within the ACADIA community. This combined research reflects new paradigms that are redefining contemporary architecture. Specialized computational design topics include cloud organization, big data, global project delivery, and new forms of collective intelligence in design, architecture, urbanism, fabrication and media arts.The event is supported by the combined research networks of the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Southern California Institute of Architecture. ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY : Los Angeles, California at the USC School of Architecture on October 23-25, 2014.
ACADIA/Riverside Architectural Press (01/2015) 752 pp illustrated throughout 11 x 8.5 in softcover 9781926724478 $59.95 Can. $69.95 U.S. Out of print
ACADIA 2014 Design Agency: Projects of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in ArchitectureThe Projects Catalogue of the ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY international conference contains jury-selected and curated research and practice projects of the 34th annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture. Projects by researchers, practitioners, students and by the ACADIA partner organization Tex-Fab are included. DESIGN AGENCY brings together a spectrum of research and creative practice currently occurring within the ACADIA community. This combined research reflects new paradigms that are redefining contemporary architecture. Specialized computational design topics include cloud organization, big data, global project delivery, and new forms of collective intelligence in design, architecture, urbanism, fabrication and media arts. The event is supported by the combined research networks of the University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles and Southern California Institute of Architecture. ACADIA 2014: DESIGN AGENCY : Los Angeles, California at the USC School of Architecture on October 23-25, 2014.
Editors: David Gerber, Alvin Huang, Jose Sanchez
ACADIA/Riverside Architectural Press (01/2015) 290 pp illustrated throughout 11 x 8.5 in softcover 9781926724485 $44.95 Can. $54.95 U.S. Out of print
For Rick Haldenby
Edited by Robert Jan van Pelt and Philip Beesley
Since 1988 Rick Haldenby has been Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, one of the most influential architectural schools in Canada. He is the founder of the University’s highly successful Rome Program and a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award. He has been involved in archeological work in Italy, Carthage and Malta. Research interests include Mediterranean archaeology, design and management of historic landscapes and sites, design in mid-size cities, and community/university partnerships. This collection of writings by colleagues, students and alumni attest to Haldenby’s many outstanding achievements.
Riverside Architectural Press (12/2013) 154 pp 60 ill (40 col) 9 x 8 in softcover 9781926724409 $24.95 Can. $29.95 U.S.
ACADIA 2013: Adaptive Architecture
Edited by Philip Beesley, Omar Khan and Michael Stacey
ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture is the proceedings of the 33rd annual international conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture. The conference is held October 24-26, 2013 in Cambridge, Ontario and hosted by the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, in partnership with the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and the University of Nottingham. The proceedings publication contains peer-reviewed and juried research on computational design focused on emerging themes of adaptive and complex systems within contemporary architecture. Papers, research and design posters, keynote presentations and ACADIA 2013 Award papers are included together with information on current organization of the society. ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture is associated with the 2012 Adaptive Architecture conference held at the London Building Centre.
Riverside Architectural Press (11/2013) 480 pp illustrated throughout 11 x 8.5 in softcover 978-1-926724-22-5 $59.95 Can. $65.95 U.S.
Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture
Edited by Rachel Armstrong and Simone Ferracina
Unconventional Computing: Design Methods for Adaptive Architecture is an exploration of the emerging terrain of negotiated acts of co-design between humans, nonhumans and matter, where spatial programs are regarded as acts of persuasion, cooperation and symbiosis. These acts of design and production are not at odds with nature but are seamlessly entwined with its processes. Unconventional computing offers a platform where information and matter are coupled. Rather than being an afterthought to geometry in the design process, materials can participate directly in design solutions. The book aims to expand tools and approaches for responsive and adaptable methods of architectural design and production. Contributors from the fields of science, design and computation suggest that unconventional computing can be a synergetic practice that integrates established methods including parametrics, digital prototyping, landscape design and cybernetics. The convergence of these methods produce potent possibilities for emerging material practices.
Riverside Architectural Press (11/2013) 224 pp illustrated throughout 11 x 8.5 in softcover 978-1-926724-24-9 $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.
Edited by Michael Stacey
Prototyping Architecture explores the importance of prototypes in the delivery of high quality contemporary architecture - performative architecture that is inventive, purposeful and beautiful. The book brings together the work of architects, engineers, manufacturers, product designers, research teams, and artists, sourced from around the world. Placing a particular emphasis on research and experimentation, authors show how prototyping can inform architecture with maquettes, models and full-scale trial assemblies. The importance of prototyping within architecture to achieve high quality construction is also examined. Essays by international leaders in contemporary architectural prototyping and design are included. The book documents the exhibition Prototyping Architecture, which was inaugurated at Wolfson Hall, University of Nottingham, 2012, and then shown at the London Building Centre Gallery, 2013, where it was accompanied by the international conference Prototyping Architecture. The final stage of the exhibition is at Design at Riverside Gallery and University of Waterloo, 2013 for the ACADIA 2013 Adaptive Architecture international conference, Cambridge, Ontario.
Riverside Architectural Press (11/2013) 250 pp illustrated throughout 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-1-926724-25-6 $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.
Designing Material / Materialising Design
Designing Material / Materialising Design focuses on the design of elastically tailored composite architectural structures. Emerging technologies around synthetic materials can now support the precise specification of materials and their properties. This book moves away from the conception of material as an unresisting receptacle for forms determined in advance to explore the architectural implications of synthetic materials and design methods for calibrated material behaviour. It includes case studies developed at the Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Novel concepts and operational models are illustrated that specify and materialise causal relationships between configuration and transformation. These projects reveal a new locus of architectural instruction that require new kinds of design information, new representational models, and different modes of design control. Paul Nicholas is an architect and researcher who holds a PhD in Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. His research has been published internationally, and selected exhibitions include recent Beijing and Venice Architecture Biennales. Having previously worked at Arup Melbourne from 2005 and Edaw London from 2009, his current research explores the idea that designed materials necessitate new relationships between material behaviour, specification and architectural representation. Nicholas co-founded the design practice Mesne in 2005.
Riverside Architectural Press (11/2013) 114 pp illustrated throughout 9.5 x 6.75 in softcover 978-1-926724-23-2 $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.
Mole: Cute Little Things
Edited by Igsung So
Published to accompany ACADIA 2013, this collection of 14 brief presentations on architectural speculation, culture and design describes itself as "a medium through which projects, photographs, drawings, prints and essays may express our realities in a single booklet."
Riverside Architectural Press (11/2013) 140 pp illustrated throughout 9 x 6 in softcover 978-1-926724-26-3 $17.95 Can. $21.95 U.S.
Edited by Phil Ayres, Mette Ramsgard Thomsen and Martin Tamke
Essays by Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Philip Beesley and Rachel Cruise
digital.material presents four projects developed at CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture). The projects - Reef Pattern, Thaw, Lamella Flock and Persistent Model #1 - are the results of CITA’s research practice which investigates how digital tools are changing core relationships between representation and realisation. They collectively demonstrate how digital tools can be employed to create new potentials for architectural thinking across the domains of design, specification, materials, tectonics and fabrication. Essayists reflect, discuss and contextualize the four projects against contemporary architectural design practice, CITA’s broader research practice, and practices of material forming and construction.
Riverside Architectural Press (04/2013) 64 pp col. ill. 9.85 x 8.25 in softcover 978-1926724-19-5 $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.
Fabricate: Making Digital Architecture
Edited By Ruairi Glynn and Bob Sheil
This publication brings together the work of designers, engineers and makers within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, and computation. Covering a cross section of scales and typologies, the publication features 32 illustrated case studies of completed buildings, new works in progress, and the latest research in design and digital manufacturing. Practices included Foster + Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Arup, Buro Happold, Amanda Levette Architects, Ron Arad Associates, and renowned institutions Delft, Harvard, MIT, The Bartlett, CITA, and the AA. Punctuating chapters on academic and practice-based research, conversations between world leading experts Mark Burry, Philip Beesley, Matthias Kohler, Neri Oxman, Mark West, Michael Stacey, Hanif Kara and Sean Hanna discuss themes on drawing to production, behavioral composites, robotic assembly, and digital craft. As the scope and diversity of work shown here very clearly conveys, new protocols of engagement between the design and making of digital architecture offer disciplines on all sides the challenge to rethink fabrication as a design activity, and to rethink how the necessary expertise to master this field can be acquired. Foreword by Alan Penn and Robert Aish.
Riverside Architectural Press (01/2013) 260 pp 135 col. ill. 9.5 x 9.5 softcover 978-1-926724-18-8 $34.99 Can. $44.99 U.S.
55/02: A Sixteen*(Makers) Project Monograph
Peter Sharpe, Bob Sheil, Nick Callicott and Phil Ayres
Extensively illustrated, this publication documents an unusual project by a multidisciplinary group of architects based at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and collectively known as sixteen*(makers). Composed of some of the most innovative architects in Europe, the group focuses on interactive 'intelligent' systems employing digital fabrication, robotics, and distributed networks of sensors and microprocessors. The project 55/02 is a form of forest shelter that engages with the landscape and is designed to address the visitor towards the particular qualities of its unique placement. It is at once a shelter, a sculpture, a vantage point, and a geographical marker. Essays by the project's authors describe the creation/building process and speculate on the work and its significance. The project's name comes from its coordinates, (55° 11.30 N, 02° 29.23 W, '55/02'), in Northumbria, England. In 2011 the building was awarded a prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Previously announced as: '55/02: A Manufactured Architecture in a Manufactured Landscape'
Riverside Architectural Press (07/2012) 108 pp 67 ill. (col & bw) 6 x 9 in softcover 978-1-926724-07-2 $26.95 Can. $29.95 U.S.
Euphoria & Dystopia: The Banff New Media Institute Dialogues
Edited by Sarah Cook and Sara Diamond
Essays by Sandra Buckley, Steve Dietz, Jean Gagnon, N. Katherine Hayles, Eric Kluitenberg, Jeff Lieper and Allucquere Rosanne Stone.
A compendium of some of the most important thinking about art and technology to have taken place in the last few decades at the international level. Based on the research of the Banff New Media Institute from 1995 to 2005, these essays, transcripts and artists projects celebrate the belief that artists and cultural industries, in collaboration with scientists, social scientists and humanists, have a critical role to play in developing technologies that work for human betterment and allow for a more participatory culture. Each thematic chapter features an introduction, an original essay and carefully edited transcriptions drawn from thousands of hours of audio material with artists and theorists such as Laurie Anderson, Herve Fische, Kim Sawchuck, Zainub Verjee, Bill Vorn and many others. Also included is the catalogue of the exhibition, The Art Formerly Known As New Media, and a DVD based on the electronic journal, HorizonZero. Featured artists include Geoff Lillemon, Matthew Sloly, Maria Lantin, Shu Lea Cheang, Sara Diamond, Michael Naimark, Greg Niemeyer, Catherine Richards and Martin Wattenberg, Maciej Wisniewski. With a Forward by Kellogg Booth and an Afterword by Susan Kennard.Riverside Architectural Press (03/2012) 1104 pp 100 bw ill. 9 x 6 in softcover 978-1-894773-22-5 $39.95 Can. $45.00 U.S.
Twenty + Change 03: Emerging Canadian Design Practices
Edited by Heather Dubbeldam and Lola Sheppard
This new publication is the third in a series profiling emerging design practices from across Canada in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. Projects by nineteen Canadian designers engage the public realm in meaningful ways, investigate new ideas in collective housing and urban infill, and explore prefabrication and regional domestic vernaculars. The book includes profiles of emerging firms, project descriptions, full-colour images and essays by noted architectural critics, educators, and practitioners.
Riverside Architectural Press (12/2011) 128 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover 978-1-926724-12-6 $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.
The Hylozoic Ground experimental architecture series developed by architect Philip Beesley has been expanded and refined by researchers, engineers and designers from around the world. It is an immersive, interactive environment that moves and breathes around its viewers, creating an environment can ‘feel’ and ‘care’. Next-generation artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and interactive technology create an environment that is nearly alive. The book contains essays by theorists and designers, extended photography, and detailed design documents of the evolving project. With contributions by Michelle Addington, Rachel Armstrong, William Elsworthy, Rob Gorbet, Eric Haldenby, Jonah Humphrey, Christian Joakim, Geoff Manaugh, Detlef Mertins, Neil Spiller, and Cary Wolfe. The Hylozoic Ground Project has been selected to represent Canada at the 2010 Venice Biennale in Architecture. Previously announced as: Responsive Envelopes: Hylozoic Soil.
Hylozoic Ground: Liminal Responsive Architecture
Philip Beesley. Edited by Pernilla Ohrstedt and Hayley Isaacs
Riverside Architectural Press (08/2011)196 pp col. ill. 9 x 7.5 in softcover 978-1-926724-02-7 $29.95 Can. $35.00 U.S.
This book documents architectural installations developed by Beesley and collaborators from 1995 through 2007. The collection includes architectural sculptures located in natural sites and works integrating kinetic components and interactive systems. Projects in the past several years have focused on immersive digitally fabricated lightweight ‘textile’ structures, and the most recent generations of his work feature responsive systems that use dense arrays of microprocessor, sensors and actuator systems. With contributions by Jean Gagnon, Eric Haldenby, Christine Macy, Andrew Payne, Robert Pepperell, Michael Stacey and Charles Stankievech.
Kinetic Architectures and Geotextile Installations
Edited by Philip Beesley
Riverside Architectural Press (04/2010) 182 pp col. ill. 9 x 7.5 in softcover 978-0-9809856-9-6 $34.95 Can. $39.95 U.S.
Twenty + Change 01: Emerging Toronto Design Practices
Edited by Heather Dubbeldam & Lola Sheppard
The first publication of a new series profiling emerging designers working in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. Projects by innovative Toronto designers rethink public and domestic space, new technology, and innovative materials and effects. Detailed projects and profiles on each designer are included. The collection is accompanied by essays by leading architectural critics, educators, and practitioners.
Riverside Architectural Press (July 2009)
128 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover 978-1-926724-00-3 $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.
Twenty + Change 02: Emerging Canadian Design Practices
Edited by Heather Dubbeldam & Lola Sheppard
Published simultaneously, this second book features emerging designers across Canada and displays the breadth of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design being produced by a new generation of Canadian innovators. Projects examine new models for public space and housing, and unique relationships between single-family houses and landscape. The book includes profiles of emerging firms, project descriptions, full-colour images and essays by noted architectural critics, educators, and practitioners.
Riverside Architectural Press (July 2009)
136 pp col. ill. 8.5 x 7 in softcover 978-1-926724-01-0 $20.00 Can. $22.00 U.S.
Ourtopias: Cities and the Role of Design
Edited by Paola Poletto, Philip Beesley, Catherine Molna
The essays in this book explore the varied and future states of cities and were developed at the Ourtopias conference at Toronto’s Design Exchange in 2007. City designers, architects and legislators offer a widely varying focus encompassing diverse public cultures and practical methods for transforming complex city forms. The word Ourtopia - our Utopia - conveys that the human experience cannot be removed from the city experience. Ten essays accompanied by numerous illustrations.
Riverside Architectural Press (2008)
130 pp col. ill. 9.5 x 7.5 softcover 978-0-9809856-0-3 $29.95 Can. $32.95 U.S.
Mobile Nation: Creating Methodologies for Mobile Platforms
Edited by Martha Ladly and Philip Beesley
This collection of original essays by international scholars, researchers and industry experts explores the emerging field of mobile experience design. Discussions are wide-ranging, addressing technological issues, such as GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and intelligent materials and garments. Designers, engineers and creators write about the potential for mobile platforms in cultural industries, architecture, engineering, industrial design, entertainment and education. Forty texts accompanied by numerous illustrations.
Riverside Architectural Press (2008)
262 pp col. ill. 10 x 7 in hardcover 978-0-9780978-4-4 $44.95 Can. $47.95 U.S.
North House / Maison du Nord: Team North Entry to the 2009 Solar Decathlon
Edited by Geoff Thun, Philip Beesley, Kathy Velikov, Robert Woodbury
This book documents the North House proposal for the 2009 Solar Decathlon from the pan-Canadian consortium of Waterloo, Simon Fraser and Ryerson universities. In the Solar Decathlon, teams of architects and engineers compete to build self-sufficient houses on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. In English and French.
Riverside Architectural Press (2008)
92 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover 978-0-9780978-9-9 $14.95 Can. $16.95 U.S.
Solar House / Maison Solaire: Team Montreal Entry to the 2007 Solar Decathlon
Edited by Hugues Rivard, Philip Beesley, Anna Rocki, Robert Woodbury.
This book documents the 2007 entry of Team Montreal, a consortium between l’École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), l’Université de Montréal faculté de l’aménagement, and the McGill University School of Architecture. Technical details, a discussion of strategies for sustainable building design today, and a survey of the competition entries are included. In English and French.
Riverside Architectural Press (2007)
120 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover 978-0-9780978-8-2 $14.95 Can. $16.95 U.S.
The Inner Studio: A Designers Guide to the Resources of the Psyche
Filled with examples and exercises, The Inner Studio guides readers into deeper levels of our imagination and decision making, focusing on the experience of the designer during the creative act of design. How do designers convert their subjective and often unconscious experience of the world into design? What are the creative consequences of what we may call designing from within?
Riverside Architectural Press (2007)
197 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover 978-09780978-1-3 $17.95 Can. $19.95 U.S.
Future Wood: Innovation in Building Design and Manufacturing
Edited by Oliver Neumann and Philip Beesley
This book brings together international designers, manufacturers and researchers who examine natural and synthetic wood technologies.
Riverside Architectural Press (2007)
127 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover 978-0-9780978-2-0 $29.95 Can. $32.95 U.S.
This book explores the revolutionary potential of three-dimensional modeling and automated fabrication to inform the built environment. The emphasis is on experiential and tactile architecture.
Riverside Architectural Press (2004)
96 pp col. ill. 11 x 8.5 in softcover 978-18970010-3-5 $19.95 Can. $21.95 U.S.